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Posted Monday September 25th, 2017 - 11:00 am

Thunder Bay Country Market

Breaking news! On Thursday morning, this week only, CBC Thunder Bay will be popping up at the Market from 6 - 8:30 am! We've rallied the troops and have over 13 vendors attending! Get your Market breakfast and coffee on your way to work or school, see CBC live on air, try samples, pick up dairy, eggs, bagels, chicken, cookies, veggies and more!! Help show Thunder Bay how awesome our customers and vendors really are!
Every visitor also gets a coupon for their next visit and any purchases get you in the draw for a $120 Market gift basket!
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Breaking news! On Thursday morning, this week only, CBC Thunder Bay will be popping up at the Market from 6 - 8:30 am! Weve rallied the troops and have over 13 vendors attending! Get your Market breakfast and coffee on your way to work or school, see CBC live on air, try samples, pick up dairy, eggs, bagels, chicken, cookies, veggies and more!! Help show Thunder Bay how awesome our customers and vendors really are!
Every visitor also gets a coupon for their next visit and any purchases get you in the draw for a $120 Market gift basket!

 

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Only if I can crawl out of bed that early!

Great advertising for farmers market. Hope there is a big crowd.

8:30 am?

Where?

Sharlene......yes?

Jolene Cheryl Simko

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Posted Saturday September 23rd, 2017 - 8:09 am

Ericka Reszitnyk

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Posted Friday September 22nd, 2017 - 11:11 pm

Stacey Carruthers

The Souperior Company will be at the market Saturday from 8:00 - 1:00 pm ... See MoreSee Less

The Souperior Company will be at the market Saturday from 8:00 - 1:00 pm

Posted Friday September 22nd, 2017 - 4:50 pm

Ulla Grant

Antipasto and Fresh Pesto all set for market tomorrow. Shop early, these two favourites go quickly. Look for these at A Little of This across from the dining tables (beside HomeSlice bagels)....and yes, I should have some dill pickles too!
See you in the morning!
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Antipasto and Fresh Pesto all set for market tomorrow.  Shop early, these two favourites go quickly.  Look for these at A Little of This across from the dining tables (beside HomeSlice bagels)....and yes, I should have some dill pickles too!
See you in the morning!

Posted Friday September 22nd, 2017 - 4:38 pm

Ericka Reszitnyk

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Posted Thursday September 21st, 2017 - 4:03 pm

Thunder Bay Country Market

Market Myth #1 - Grocery store corn is the same as local corn

Fact 1 - Corn starts to turn to starch RIGHT after picking. So by the time you get it from the grocery store, who got it from a distributor who shipped it in a truck (or 2 or 3), who got it from a wholesaler, who got it from a farmer (or maybe even another layer), it is very starchy because it was picked at least a week ago. Local corn is picked the morning of market or for Saturdays, the night prior and there is no middle man, because you are buying direct from farmer or farm employee.
It is so very sweet and not starchy.

Fact 2 - Price myth - Local corn is more expensive. Fact is the photo below is from a local retailer's website, as of today. Local corn from Belluz Farms (as one example) is $4.50 for 6. So it is cheaper. While there may be cheap corn flooding the grocery stores at the moment, the other facts still hold true.

Fact 3 - Environmentally, corn does not need to be shucked and put on styrofoam and wrapped in plastic, all which will be thrown away. Corn is in it's natural wrapping, which is 100% compostable. There are +/- 20 kilometres from local farm to Market. There are probably +1400 kilometres from Toronto area to Thunder Bay, not including from farm to Toronto distribution centres.

Fact 4 - Spending money in a big grocery store, the profits go to big corporations elsewhere. Money spent at the Market stays local, is used locally. There are local grocery stores that support local food and local farmers, so if the Market isn't an option when you need to shop, find a store that supports local.

Eating seasonally means it is fresh and fresh is best. Enjoy local corn while it is at the peak of season. Volkar Farm, Whitefish Valley Vegetables, and Belluz all have corn currently at Market (and maybe a few others). See you Saturday morning for corn!

Stay tuned for Market Myth #2 next week!
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Market Myth #1 - Grocery store corn is the same as local corn

Fact 1 - Corn starts to turn to starch RIGHT after picking. So by the time you get it from the grocery store, who got it from a distributor who shipped it in a truck (or 2 or 3), who got it from a wholesaler, who got it from a farmer (or maybe even another layer), it is very starchy because it was picked at least a week ago. Local corn is picked the morning of market or for Saturdays, the night prior and there is no middle man, because you are buying direct from farmer or farm employee.
It is so very sweet and not starchy.

Fact 2 - Price myth - Local corn is more expensive. Fact is the photo below is from a local retailers website, as of today. Local corn from Belluz Farms (as one example) is $4.50 for 6. So it is cheaper. While there may be cheap corn flooding the grocery stores at the moment, the other facts still hold true.

Fact 3 - Environmentally, corn does not need to be shucked and put on styrofoam and wrapped in plastic, all which will be thrown away. Corn is in its natural wrapping, which is 100% compostable. There are +/- 20 kilometres from local farm to Market. There are probably +1400 kilometres from Toronto area to Thunder Bay, not including from farm to Toronto distribution centres.

Fact 4 - Spending money in a big grocery store, the profits go to big corporations elsewhere. Money spent at the Market stays local, is used locally. There are local grocery stores that support local food and local farmers, so if the Market isnt an option when you need to shop, find a store that supports local.

Eating seasonally means it is fresh and fresh is best. Enjoy local corn while it is at the peak of season. Volkar Farm, Whitefish Valley Vegetables, and Belluz all have corn currently at Market (and maybe a few others). See you Saturday morning for corn!

Stay tuned for Market Myth #2 next week!

 

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When our kids were small and we had our own vegetable garden out back, my husband wouldn't pick the corn until I had the pot of water on to boil! Never tasted better corn!!

Loved our Belluz corn ladt week!!

Great info share! 👍👍

Buy local!!!!!

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